Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm PST
hill this week. house speaker john boehner says there are four, count them, four more obama care hearings scheduled for this week. >> we'll have coverage of course of all of those hearings. thanks very much, jim acosta. even with all the problems plaguing obama care, if they are eventually solved, there is still some research out there suggesting that having health insurance alone won't make americans healthier and in fact, in some cases, could do the opposite. let's bring in our chief medical correspondent, dr. sanjay gupta, who wrote a very provocative article on our website today, cnn.com. sanjay, you say the real question with obama care is will it make us healthier and you're a little skeptical. explain what's going on. >> well, first, i think that should be the goal overarching this. if you look back on this period in our history 100 years from now and people say did the actions at this time make america a healthier place. i don't think there's evidence of that. now, i will preface by saying i think insurance is a very important thing. it's a good thing and i think access t
Dec 4, 2013 2:00pm PST
demoralized in the last few weeks and months because of the debacle that has been the obama care rollout. it is important to republican that to listen to that speech today, you would have to think he has not been president for five years. his inability to get things done is congress is because he did not work with many people up there. he doesn't have good relationships with democrats on capitol hill. >> what republicans are going to vote for the increase in minimum wage, that's not realistic. >> but they said politically we're going to try to block everything he does. they had been true to form there. when he had a democratic majority that worked with him, they passed legislation that pulled us out of recession. if he had republicans that kraech -- reach across the aisle, there is support. where remembers want to see greater economic opportunity and the larger reforms, and the president has not been very successful. there is corporate tax reform -- >> the problem is when you say tax reform you mean cutting taxes for the wealthy. >> no reforming the tax code to incentivize busine
Dec 6, 2013 2:00pm PST
. >> i think that it's bad, i think i deserve more. >> reporter: president obama acknowledged this week fixing that disparity is a top priority. >> i believe this is the defining challenge of our time. >> reporter: but republicans argue the president should look in the mirror. >> under president obama, our country has fallen into what i'll call a new normal. slow economic growth, high unemployment, stagnant wages. >> people on the streets right now are protesting because they want a higher minimum wage. they are saying they're not feeling it. >> the fact is the president has long supported policies and continues to support policies and has taken action on policies that go right at this issue. that work is not done. >> reporter: and there was one small glimmer of hope for bipartisanship on the economy. president obama called for an extension of the unemployment benefits by the end of the year and after hearing that house speaker john boehner said he will take a look at it. the way things have been going here in washington lately, wolf, that almost qualifies as a holiday miracle. >> that'